Grimes is back, and Madonna reaches a cer­tain age

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - COVER STORY - Alibhe Malone

Track of the week: Real­iti by Grimes Tak­ing the dreamier el­e­ments of Ge­n­e­sis and pair­ing them with the pop­pier bits of Go, Real­iti is the track Pop Cor­ner has been wait­ing for Grimes to make. It sounds a bit like Haim in Tokyo, or a softer, more elec­tronic Kylie – es­pe­cially when the cho­rus rises to “oh baby, ev­ery morn­ing there are moun­tains to climb”. We’ve had it on re­peat since Mon­day.

Hero of the week is Demi Lo­vato, who told the Huff­in­g­ton Post that she wants a wider rep­re­sen­ta­tion of bod­ies in the me­dia. “I want peo­ple to have that bal­ance in the me­dia where they can see that you don’t have to main­tain an un­re­al­is­tic idea of what beauty is to please other peo­ple. You can love who you are and what you have. But it’s just about be­ing healthy and feel­ing great in the body that you have.”

Zero of the week is peo­ple who ask Madonna about her age. Madonna told the New York Times: “I don’t think artists think about their age when they are cre­at­ing, do they? I only think about it when other peo­ple bring it up.” She went on: “Be­cause I’ve been marginalised as a fe­male in a male-dom­i­nated world, and we’re in a sex­ist in­dus­try or a sex­ist world, I’ve al­ways had to push against some­thing or re­sist against some­thing. I don’t think I’ve ever been re­laxed, if you know what I’m say­ing.”

Justin Bieber news It’s get­ting a bit much for Bieber. He told Men’s Health mag­a­zine: “I wish I had the Bat­man thing where peo­ple didn’t know I was Bruce Wayne. Like I had a cos­tume or some­thing.” :-(

Now click here Search YouTube for “Hanks Jepsen” if you would like to see Tom Hanks star in a Carly Rae Jepsen video (of course you would)

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